Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you are still scrambling to think of a costume idea. You don’t need to retreat back to the same Halloween costume you’ve worn every year for the past 5 years. You also don’t need to drop a lot of money overnight shipping for a new costume. How about making a creative Halloween costume out of the clothes you already have in your closet? Here are Halloween costumes made from your fitness gear.
If you own a pair of black leggings and a black sports bra, crop top, or tank top, then you have just about everything you need to be a killer Cat Woman for Halloween. Throw on some black sneakers or black booties and an old pair of cat ears from a past Halloween and you are all set! If you don’t own cat ears, you can easily find them for less than $10 at your local Wal-Mart!
This costume is very easy to pull off. All you need is a pair of workout shorts and a workout shirt. If you have a collared workout shirt, that works best! Grab an old tennis racket from your garage, throw some sweat bands on your wrists and around your head and you will be ready for the Halloween Open!
For the ladies: Switch out the workout shorts for a workout skirt if you have one!
Throw on your shortest shorts, fluff up your hair, grab a tank top and you have the makings for a perfect Richard Simmons costume. Bonus points if you can bring the same energy to the Halloween party as Richard always brought to his workouts!
For this costume, you will need to pull out all the colorful, loud and vibrant fitness gear you have. Pick your brightest pair of leggings to start. Pull a pair of socks up high over your leggings to look like leg warmers. If you have a leotard, wear that over the leggings! If you don’t, you can always use a one-piece swimsuit instead. Throw your hair in a high, side ponytail and you are ready for an 80’s fitness class!
If you are really struggling to find a Halloween Costume in your closet, how about going as marathon runner, a cyclist, or some other racer? Simply put on your favorite fitness gear and print an athlete race number to tape to your shirt. There is even a site to download and print a template for your race number. Find it here.